The moisturizer I have been using for years is a personal recipe I came up with. It is a wonderful softening agent and oilit smells great, too without being too heavy or greasy. It uses coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E oil and a blend of essential oils. I’m not a big measurer; I eyeball everything so these measurements are mostly by-guess-and-by-gosh but I will give one word of caution: too much unrefined virgin shea butter can make the oil gritty. It also doesn’t smell very good in it’s raw state, to be perfectly honest. It’s great for the skin though.

Heat the coconut oil and shea butter over very low heat until they are melted. Mix together and pour into the container you will keep your moisturizer in (best to be a dark-colored glass container to preserve the oils) and add the essential oils and vitamin E. Shake to combine well. That’s it! Above room temperature, the moisturizer will be more like oil and below room temperature, it will be harder and more solid, like butter.

PS: You can also just use coconut oil right out of the jar with nothing added to it. ;)

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